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Medieval and Feudal Japan and China


Japan from Culture Grams  (


Japan from World Factbook (CIA) (


Japan from Infoplease (History, Geography)


Japan Geography from World Atlas


Japan  (Countries of the World)

Resources from World Book ONLINE

  • From  A.P. Giannini Library home page (, click on the World Book Online 
  • Students can register for an account. Ask Ms. Lai for help.


  • General Reference Site
    • ibiblio -- the Publics' Library (


  • Noh Plays (

Websites for Feudal Japan


  • Resources for Medieval Japan ( incredible list of resources by topic?overview, geography, government/political organization, food, clothing, shelter, art, religion, family
  • web results for "Japan feudal" search. 61 results. Look at them carefully. (
    • Results for Japan, Ancient Japan (,%20Ancient%20Japan&SUName=ancienthistory&TopNode=3042&type=1)
  • Medieval Japan Newspaper Webquest ( scroll down to the "Resources" at bottom for some great links.
  • Japan Timelines with linked information ( Good for Buddhism, Heian period
  • Oakland Unified School Resources on Japan ( many good links are here especially on women, samurai, bushi, culture, diary of Lady Sarashina, feudalism in Japan
  • Feudal Japan Article Listing ( Bonsai: miniature trees, Bow Weapons in Japan, Boy's Day: May 5th, Bushido: The Way of the Warrior, Early Japanese Armor, Edo / Tokyo, Girl's Day: March 3rd, Kabuki: Japanese theater, Reality of Geisha, Sake: Japanese Rice Wine, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world), Zen Buddhism and Sand Gardens
  • This is a site from Washington State University:  ( This site has information on Warring States Japan, Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Life in Tokugawa Japan, Tokugawa Neo-Confucianism, Kokugaku: Japanese Studies, Motoori Norinaga, Kabuki: Frozen Features in a Floating World
  • Japanese Information Network-- (
    • History index ( to various periods in Japanese History 
    • General index (
    • Kids Web Japan ( Click on the history link. At the bottom of the page is a set of linked history questions. There is information about shogun, ninja.
    • Jin facts (
    • Medieval Japan: Key Points (
    • Short History by periods (
    • Japanese History Lesson ( Historical overview of Japan with a link to Table of events, which is a brief outline of Japanese history.
    • Japanese history ( authors are Québec college students (17-21 years old). This page is constantly being updated. You can read interesting essays on Japanese geography, history, economy, environment and culture
    • History of Japan from Wikipedia ( This has a table of contents list that is linked.
    • Encyclopedia: History of Japan ( links to information on various periods with links inside each article.
    • Frommer’s In Depth history (
    • The Shadow of Nippon, is a reflection of Shadow Earth's Japan during the height of it's feudal period, albeit on a much larger scale. ( Very interesting site. Useful for terms to use for further investigation. Colorful.
    • Timeline (
    • Feudal Japan (
  • Language
    • Hiragana ( Hiragana (???, literally "smooth kana") are a Japanese syllabary, one of four Japanese writing systems (the others are katakana, kanji and ro¯maji).

    • Hiragana are used for:
  • Court Nobles
  • History of the Kimono( This colorful site covers the development of the traditional Japanese garment. Many graphics display the styles and features of men's, women's, and children's kimonos. Also tells for what occasions kimonoa are worn in Japan today.



  • Medieval China  (